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Apple Mac mini MB139LL/A (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)
List Price: $549.00

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Product Description

The Mac Mini features the powerful 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. It has two cores, so it's like having two 2.0GHz processors in one! Another great feature is the suite of applications in iLife '08. A full-featured collection of programs that are designed to let you easily take control of your creative projects. iPhoto organizes your digital pics, and has a cool feature that groups them by event. iWeb makes it easy to create your own website. iMovie & iDVD lets you edit your videos and make your own DVD movies. GarageBand gives you the tools to make your own music, and even start your own virtual band! All of this and more is packed inside a svelt and stylish 6.5" body that can fit anywhere! 2 RAM Slots (occupied) 120GB 5400RPM SATA HDD Slot-loading SuperDrive with Double-Layer Support - writes to DVD+R & DVD-R DL up to 2.4x, writes to DVD-R & DVD+R up to 8x, writes to DVD-RW & DVD+RW up to 4x, reads DVDs up to 8x, writes to CD-Rs up to 24x, & writes to CD-RWs up to 16x Intel GMA 950 Graphics Processor with 64MB of shared memory (memory is shared with the main system) Ports - 1 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 Firewire 400 (8 watts), 4 USB 2.0, 1 DVI Out, 1 VGA Out (using included adapter) Built-in Speakers Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi 802.11g wireless network card Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module Unit Dimensions - 2 (h) x 6.5 (w) x 6.5 (d) Unit Weight - 2.9 lbs.

Features:
  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 667 MHz system bus
  • 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM (expandable to 2 GB), 120 GB SATA hard drive, and slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVDR DL/DVDRW/CD-RW)
  • One FireWire 400 port (8 watts); four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps); DVI output; VGA output (using included adapter); S-video and composite video output
  • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit), built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (802.11g); built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
  • Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard, iLife '08, and Front Row software included

Customer Reviews:

  • The perfect hub
    I used to live my life on one computer: a 15"PowerBook G4. I stored everything on it - music, photos, videos, tools, documents, and games - and when it ran out of disk space I plugged in various FireWire and USB drives. I added more hubs to accommodate cameras, printers, scanners, and so forth. With all of these peripherals, it became less and less conveniently portable, so last March I got myself a MacBook Air. Then in November the PowerBook started to die (PMU issues), and I had a tough choice. I was committed to a Mac, but the budget was tight. Fortunately I had a TV/monitor that supported DVI input, so I decided to buy a Mac Mini together with an Apple Keyboard. And it's worked out just fine.

    But it ONLY has 1GB RAM and 80GB HD! That's OK; a FireWire HD is quite fast enough for photo and movie work, and a 250 GB USB portable HD is perfect for my music. (And everything gets backed up to my 1TB Time Capsule anyway.) It's a print and fax server for the other four or five computers in the apartment. The graphics are weak, but I don't play graphics-intensive games or do much video editing these days. And it's tiny and unobtrusive - the perfect digital hub.

    The one thing that I worry about is the Combo Drive: what happens if I want to burn a DVD? Right now I can rely upon my partner's Windows machine, but I can imagine compatibility issues arising there. (Technical, not personal!) I think I'll wait until the need arises, and then pick up an external SuperDrive for my MacBook Air.

    Above all, this was the perfect answer for my tight budget. I hope Apple continues (and enhances) the Mini: it's an essential part of the product line. ...more info
  • Great way to go Mac on the Cheap
    Using monitors, keyboards, and mice I already had, my wife was pleased that she could go Mac at the price of an entry PC. I did upgrade to 2 GBytes of memory by spending $50 at Crucial.

    Adding memory is difficult. It may not have been worth the hours spent. You'll feel like a surgeon afterwards. This is why the 4 stars, not 5, were given.

    This Mac runs far faster than the Core 2 Duo PC's running at 2.2 GHz....more info
  • PERFECT for new Mac user...
    Its small, its powerful, its a mac. Its perfect for new mac users that are trying to make the transition into the Mac World. Since it runs an Intel chip, I decided to install Windows XP and it runs both operating systems PERFECTLY! I connected it to my HDTV through an HDMI connect via DVI converter and the DISPLAY is INCREDIBLE! (No sound through that connection though, had to connect Mac to external speakers). I'm still in shock at the size of this thing; almost the same size as my external hard drive....more info
  • a little tricky but worth the effort
    I am by no means technologically advanced and I was able to get the Time Machine up and running. Really love the worry free life of have my information forever backed up...more info
  • Mac Mini Intel 1.83
    Although Apple has recently replaced it with a slightly faster processor and more hard drive memory, I like this device a lot. When I received it, I purchased a RAM memory upgrade from Kingston. The upgrade process was frustrating because I had to search online to learn it. Removing the cover involved a steel putty knife, and removing a ribbon cable was a delicate situation. Imagine if you were to bend or damage that ribbon cable. Overall, this computer is a good value. It is the least expensive solution to getting on the Apple platform. Its OS X operating system is a pleasant to use, although I am still not liking its inconsistent (which is debatable) method of maximizing windows. Selecting an open window among the various ones that are open is too involved and needs to be simplified. It requires selecting the application from the dock and then moving the top windows away by dragging or minimizing with the mouse until you locate the right one. Microsoft's solution is better here....more info
  • Nice machine for the money
    Good Value. Could not justify the extra $200 for the SuperDrive model. For that money I bought an upgrade from 1 GB to 3GB, an external USB DVD burner and VMWare Fusion. The extra 170 Mhz and 2 MB of L2 Cache do not make it worth it to me. This is a neat piece of hardware. Quiet, small and fast. Makes a fine Windows XP machine too. Not real hard to upgrade the memory, just a little harder than it should be. If you've ever cracked open a PC case and putzed around, this shouldn't be too difficult. Just look at the various tutorials online and be careful. Also, I found a pair of 4" metal putty knives to be very effective for cracking this thing open, no scratches either. This is a good buy, but you may want to wait until Penryn model ships with X3100 graphics and new CPU socket for upgradability, this unit will never be any faster than C2D 2.33 GHz....more info
  • MacMightyMini
    The MacMini is great. Small and fast, you decide, use it a as an AV entertainment system, computer, organize your life on this little super computer....more info
  • Overall great product
    The Mac Mini works great as a simple desktop solution. It was very easy to setup and worked with all of my existing PC components without issue. I was also surprised by it finding and installing my older printer (Epson Stylus Photo 825) and camera, although that speaks more for the MAC OS than the Mac Mini itself.

    My only minor gripes is that the system is sometimes slow with only 1 GB RAM and a slow hard drive. I also get annoyed b/c it takes a while to find my wireless network everytime it "wakes up" from going into hybernation mode....more info
  • Runs smoother than an 86 Yugo
    So far I am very pleased with my new MiniMac. I switched over from a PC because I was sick and tired of my PC and its continuous problems/viruses. I had little to no experience with MAC's but making the transition was easier than I thought. A quick tutorial and I was up and running. I primarily use it for internet, email, etc. and so far so good. It runs like a top, comes with cool software, and no viruses make this a good buy. ...more info
  • Buy the new Mac Mini instead!!!
    Unless your strapped for cash ... there's really no point in saving a $100 when you can get the newer Mac Mini which put this model to shame.

    The newer Mac Mini for $599 comes with a faster processor, big hard drive, more RAM (supports up to 4GB), a Super Drive, and better onboard graphics. There's really no point in buying such an inferior computer just to save $100 ... now if it was $200 cheaper ... then yes ... but a $100 savings ... PLEASE!!!...more info
  • Great Computer
    Great Computer, this is my first MAC and still trying to work out the kinks but I love it....more info
  • Excellent System, but overpriced...
    Never had a Mac before, this is great! Way better than my custom-built Vista Ultimate computer! Though I have found glitches in Mac OSX, the glitches are far more minor than those found in Vista. If it weren't for the ease of use and the tiny design, I would have given this computer a four star rating because it is overpriced for what you get. Not a gaming machine, but certainly a reliable computer for all sorts of activities that have minimal hardware requirements. (Such as web browsing, basic photo editing and music production, word processing, and so on and so on.) I am very pleased with this computer. I am now a Mac convert....more info
  • Mac mini
    Great computer. Bought my first Mac in 2007, it is an iMac. We had a PC running Windows XP along with the new iMac. My two oldest girls were fighting over the Mac, so I bought this mini to go with a good monitor I already had, and retired the old PC....more info
  • Little engine that could...
    Wow. It works like Vista should.... it is fast, powerful and the graphics are wonderful. For up-graders you do not have to buy a new kb, mouse or display--unless you really want to. Apple products are first rate and their customer support is phenomenal. And let's talk about all the new space I have on my desk. Just too cool. Looking for a pc for family room? Put this on or near the big screen and entertainment takes on a whole new dimension! Apple mini mac is just a marvelous device. [Before you ask--I have been using PCs for more than 20 years---and this puppy is exceptional!]...more info
  • Nice HTPC machine
    I use my 1.83 Ghz Core2Duo mini hooked up to my HD Flatscreen and I have had nothing but joy owning it. It is very quiet, has a low power draw, and has plenty of processing power for a Home Theater system. It could be a bit more powerful, but as a Home Theater system it is more than adequate.

    My wife is absolutely in love with the mini, because it is always available. The perfect machine for browsing the web, watching DVDs, doing our taxes, etc. I probably get more family use out of my mini than any other system in my house.

    So, while they aren't the most powerful system they are excellent for probably 90% of what people do with a computer. The weakness of the integrated graphics chip shows itself when using high end 3D games or other 3D graphics applications. The mini also comes with a rather slow internal Hard Disk (5400rpm as I recall), but this can be replaced with a larger or faster drive for those that wish it. Of course, these components that ship with the mini are also part of why it does not use much power. If you are looking for a 3D gaming machine the mini is not for you....more info
  • Mac Mini - Good Buy
    Excellent product. Replaces an older version of the Mac Mini. This one is much faster and was purchased as a replacement for the older version mainly because of the newer operating system. Got $250 for the old unit. Amazon shipped this very quickly and it was received without any "hint" of damage - just as expected....more info
  • incredibly easy to setup and use
    I just got this for my mother who's not very technically savy but does use the internet and email. This design is great, I've always been a pc guy but the boot time and responsive os is very impresive. Very easy to navigate....more info